Per a tweet from journalist Phil McNulty, Aston Villa have been having a look at West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi after watching him in action alongside Trezeguet at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Villa are also having a look at West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi although Trezeguet was the main priority for Smith and Pitarch’s visit to Cairo to watch Egypt. Don’t see any movement for Jack Butland if Stoke City are demanding £25m-plus.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) July 8, 2019
The Albion defender was one of the unfortunate members of the Egyptian team knocked out of their home tournament by South Africa but a return to the Premier League could be on the cards for the centre-back.
And reacting to the news on Twitter, Villa fans were far from convinced about potentially landing the Baggies man.
One supporter claimed he was woeful whilst another hoped the report was simply a wind-up.
A further fan suggested that Kortney Hause was better and another ripped into the Egypt international by claiming he was one of the reasons West Brom got relegated.
Hegazi featured 40 times for his side in the Championship last term and was in impressive form, winning a colossal 4.1 aerial duels per game.
But despite that good record in the second tier, Villa fans are strongly against the idea of him moving across the Midlands.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
No thanks he is woeful
— Michael Hodgetts (@mikehodgetts84) July 8, 2019
No thank you x
— James???????? (@avfcjames1) July 8, 2019
There are reasons #wba got relegated and he’s one of them, very poor defender rather have Cahill over him
— Neil Meredith (@themezza) July 8, 2019
— tǒm (@tomvlaa) July 8, 2019
Please tell me this is a wind up!!! He Belongs in Sandwell
— HJ Trenfield (@Trent89Bear) July 8, 2019
Hause is better
— Callum J Jones (@CjJones94) July 8, 2019
No, thanks. He was terrible for West Brom in the Premier League. He looks good in the Championship because that’s his level. If we’re going for a cheaper keeper then spend the spare cash on Webber.
— Liam Flanagan (@LF_Doom) July 8, 2019
Oh please no, he makes me chuckle every time I look at him. I’ll be in hysterics
— Nigel Gadd (@GaddNigel) July 8, 2019
Not my cup of tea
— MICK SIMMS (@Mick14196858) July 8, 2019